When you joined the Y you probably had a goal in mind, something you wanted to achieve. Maybe it was to lose weight or be more flexible, maybe it was meet new people or learn to swim. Whatever your goals are they may be easier than you think to achieve, you just have to be S.M.A.R.T. when setting them.

SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-Bound. Learn more about how to set achievable goals from Dotty!

Check out the S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting worksheet (PDF) to help you make and track your progress towards reaching your new goal!

Still not sure what your goals should be or how to set S.M.A.R.T. ones? We’re here to help! Stop by your YMCA to speak with a friendly Healthy Living staff member.


The YMCA has a wide variety of equipment and classes perfect for any fitness level or interest. If you aren’t familiar with them, they may be a bit intimidating to you. Dotty is back to show you how to set-up and use a few of our most popular pieces of equipment.

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